NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! Senator Ted Cruz is preparing to run for President of the United States.
WANTED! WANTED! A courageous elected with standing to bring forth a lawsuit, once Ted Cruz announces his candidacy. The complaint needs to allege that Senator Cruz is not a natural born person meeting the Constitutional requirement to be President of the United States. We the people of the United States need to know if Senator Cruz qualifies to be a candidate for President.
The Constitution of the United States defines who is eligible to be President of the United States. In Section I Article II of the Constitution it states, ” No person except a Natural Born Citizen or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President of the United States.” No where else is such a requirement mentioned, not for the Senate or for the House of Representatives. From the writings of the day, it is clear that the rationale for this question was based on the wish that there be no foreign influence that might hang over the head of any candidate who because of their place of birth might have an allegiance to that foreign land.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This is an incontrovertible fact that the Senator does not deny. Senator Cruz’s father was born in Cuba and his mother was born in Delaware. There should be no question as to whether or not the senator is a citizen. The fact that his mother was an American citizen makes him a citizen according to the Wong Kim Ark case decided back in the 19th century.The case held that in spite of the fact that both parents were Chinese the complainant was a US. Citizen because he was born within the borders of the United States. The court used the language a natural-born citizen in its decision.
But what begs the question is Senator Cruz a natural-born citizen? The Supreme Court has never had to decide the issue regarding a candidate for President or Vice-President. What we do know is that we have never had a President of the United States who was born in another country or who was not a citizen at the time of adoption of the Constitution.
Senator John McCain meets the exception in that he was born in the Panama Canal Zone of a military family during a time frame that the United States held the canal zone.
There have been six Presidents who have had either one or both parents born abroad. Presidents Obama, Andy Jackson, James Buchanan, Chester Arthur, Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover are those six.
Former Governor George Romney was born in Mexico of United States citizen parents.
It bears repeating that the word citizen are mentioned in establishing the eligibility of candidates for Congress both the Senate and the House of Representatives. But the Constitution wrote the words, “Natural born,” only when talking about the requirements for being President of the United States.
Never have we had a candidate with such a tenuous connection as Senator Cruz. He was not born within the borders of the United States. He only connection is that his Mom is from Delaware.
The fact that he renounced his Canadian citizenship matters not as he was born in Canada.
It is interesting to note that in the case of President Barrack Obama, the birthers have been unrelenting in their attributions that the President was ineligible regardless of the fact that he was born in Hawaii and that his mother was born in Kansas. Where are the doubters when it comes to Senator Cruz, the darling of the Tea Party followers? Where is the consistency or lack of same when it comes to questioning whether or not Senator Cruz has the right to run for President?